Politics and Religions in Southeast Asia

Source:  https://partyforumseasia.org/2016/03/01/politics-and-religions-in-southeast-asia/ Going to be appointed Supreme Patriarch? 90-year-old abbot Somdet Chuang Partyforumseasia: The Asian Values – Debate of the 1990s is history. It was centered on traditional values like close knit families, group cohesion over individualism, filial piety, and last but not least respect for the authority of political leaders. Religion was not in the […]

What is the strategic value of ASEAN and the ASEAN Regional Forum?

By Paul Dibb, http://www.aseanstrategic.com/2016/03/what-is-strategic-value-of-asean-and.html SINCE ASEAN’S CREATION in 1967, it has contributed enormously to regional stability and prosperity. It consists of 10 countries whose populations total over 600 million people. And its economy ranks collectively as the third largest economy in Asia and the seventh largest in the world. In 1994, ASEAN also created another regional organisation […]